The changing nature of angel investing: some research implications

Mason, C. , Botelho, T. and Harrison, R. (2019) The changing nature of angel investing: some research implications. Venture Capital, 21(2-3), pp. 177-194. (doi: 10.1080/13691066.2019.1612921)

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The business angel market is changing. Business angels are increasingly investing as part of organised and managed angel groups alongside other angels rather than on their own. This development has significant implications for research, challenging the traditional definition of a business angel, changing the characteristics of investments made by business angels, and transforming the way in which the investment process occurs. It also challenges the ongoing relevance of the existing body of angel research that has been based on studies of individual angels investing on their own. The research community has been slow to react to this change. The paper identifies a number of methodological issues and research priorities.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Botelho, Tiago and Mason, Professor Colin
Authors: Mason, C., Botelho, T., and Harrison, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Venture Capital
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1464-5343
Published Online:29 May 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Informa UK Limited
First Published:First published in Venture Capital 21(2-3):177-194
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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